Chris, a specialist in marine behavioral ecology, has journeyed across the world to unravel the mysteries of the deep. Exploring vastly different marine zones has given him a profound appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life, a passion that he now channels into educating others about ocean conservation. His thought-provoking short films, which have earned him international accolades, have captivated millions, inspiring them to take action to protect our oceans. One of his notable works, “One Voice,” presented to global leaders at COP21 in Paris, was a rallying cry for climate action. As a seasoned polar expedition guide, naturalist, and marine biologist, Chris leads intrepid adventurers to the farthest reaches of the planet. His mastery of the ocean’s depths as an underwater filmmaker, certified PADI DiveMaster and USCG licensed captain has given him the rare ability to see the underwater world with a unique perspective. Chris’s work and love of storytelling, combined with his passion for marine conservation, has earned him the title of National Geographic Explorer and Expert, as well as consultant to the BBC. He was granted the first-ever NMFS photography permit allowing him to launch the Koholā Film Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based on Maui that seeks to document the birth of a Humpback Whale for the very first time. Chris’s goal in life is to inspire a new wave of conservation: one that demands action, one that is driven by hope, and one that continues to go green, but – at its core – will always be blue.